The Make It Program
The program provides young artists with an opportunity to participate in a collective project while overcoming some of their own challenges in mental health, isolation, substance use, low self esteem, grief, and trauma. Over the course of each year, a mural team is established from the regular participants at the weekly sessions. The mural will be painted at a long term care home or seniors’ home in East Vancouver. The project is a collaboration among youth artists, peer mentors, youth workers, professional arts, Indigenous leaders and community members.